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Pete Davidson Apologizes on Behalf of Taco Bell For Going Too Far With Breakfast Innovation
Taco Bell is here to acknowledge it might've taken innovation to unwelcomed heights with some of its past breakfast creations (looking at you, Naked Egg Taco and Waffle Taco). Perfectly in line with its brand DNA, the taco connoisseur delivered revolutionary menu innovations to the morning masses by doing the absolute most. But in retrospect, when it came to living más just after getting out of bed, some of these breakfast offerings went, well… a little too far on the Live Más scale...
TGI Fridays® Celebrates the "Season of Saucy" with a Must-Have Food & Drink Menu
TGI Fridays and Jamie Foxx's BSB - Brown Sugar Bourbon are ringing in fall with a menu of food and drink offerings that are sure to make the season saucier. Inspired by the smooth, slightly sweet flavors of Foxx's BSB, TGI Fridays created its newest BBQ sauce, aptly named Foxx on the Roxx and is offering it up on a saucy lineup of signature menu items and pairing it with a new crafted cocktail.
The new Foxx on the Roxx BBQ Sauce...
Detroit - Style Returns to Pizza Hut® Nationwide
Starting today, Detroit-Style Pizza returns to Pizza Hut menus at participating locations nationwide following the success of the initial launch in early 2021 and its reintroduction last summer. Pizza Hut listened to pizza lovers and brought the deep-dish delight back to menus for a third run as a limited-time offer; but this time is different. The beloved pizza arrives with a Detroit-Style-inspired anthem to celebrate its return to menus.
To provide fans with a fitting soundtrack for the return of an icon, Pizza Hut partnered with TikToker...
Innovative Food Company, Egglife Foods, Announces Partnership With Jenny Mollen
According to the National Peanut Board, the average American child will consume 1,500 PB&Js before graduating high school. While tasty, the average PB&J isn't the most nutritious option, which is why Egglife Foods, the innovative food company that uses cage-free eggs instead of flour to reimagine carb-heavy foods, is rethinking this iconic schooltime staple – with less carbs and sugar and more protein.
In partnership with actor, Instagram personality and New York Times bestselling author Jenny Mollen, Egglife is sharing a variety of delicious and healthy twists...
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Team Up with HelloFresh to Introduce Limited-Edition Recipes
HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, announced today a new partnership with beloved couple Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to promote the ease and deliciousness of cooking with meal kits. Known for having impeccable taste, the partnership provides HelloFresh customers access to new, family-friendly recipes developed exclusively by Chef David Burtka. In addition, consumers can see Neil, David and their kids, Gideon and Harper, in a series of comedic content as they conquer mealtime in their own kitchen.
David Burtka, professional chef...
The Best Athletes in History Come Together to Draft the Best Sandwiches in the New 'Subway Series'
Starting today, Subway® is launching its biggest advertising campaign yet to feature the best sandwiches in its history, the Subway® Series. Subway's culinary team applied its nearly six decades of sandwich skill and tested hundreds of recipes to create truly mouthwatering subs as candidates for the new Subway Series menu, and only 12 made the final roster. The new campaign reveals the backstory of this all-star sandwich lineup, and like all celebrated professional sports teams, that story of success begins...
Chipotle Teams Up with U.S. Soccer Stars Rose Lavelle and Sophia Smith to Launch New Menu Items
Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is partnering with U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) soccer players Rose Lavelle and Sophia Smith to launch their go-to orders as official menu items on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com for a limited time starting July 1. Fans will be able to experience Rose and Sophia's essential training meal while watching the USWNT in their qualifying matches throughout July.
Rose Lavelle BowlChicken, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa, Lettuce...
Grubhub Debuts MasterChef Table, Delivering Dishes from MASTERCHEF Alumni Directly to Diners' Homes
Today, Grubhub is launching MasterChef Table, a delivery-only virtual restaurant featuring recipes from MasterChef winners and fan favorites Kelsey Murphy, Dorian Hunter, Gerron Hurt, and Michael Silverstein. For 12 exciting seasons, Endemol Shine North America has produced MasterChef and captured America's attention by celebrating the best in culinary creations and now diners will have a chance to not only watch the series on Wednesday nights (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, but also taste food from their favorite chef contestants, exclusively through Grubhub...
Chipotle Kicks Off Pride Month with 'Always Real' Actions for the LGBTQIA+ Community
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced its 'Always Real' support for the LGBTQIA+ community in honor of Pride month. Chipotle worked with its PRIDE Employee Resource Group to identify pressing issues that members of the community face, and together developed its first-ever program dedicated to yearlong support.
'Always Real' FoodFood insecurity, the state of being without reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food, disproportionately affects members of the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ adults living in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely to be experiencing food...
Kim Kardashian is Featured in a New Campaign by Beyond Meat® as Their First Chief Taste Consultant
As a long-time fan and avid consumer of Beyond Meat’s products, the global icon will show consumers how to Go Beyond® with her favorite plant-based meat brand
Beyond Meat, Inc. today announced that professional tastemaker, icon and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian will be featured in their new campaign. As an icon synonymous with impeccable taste in food, fashion, beauty and more, Kim will highlight the brand’s delicious, nutritious and sustainable product portfolio with her signature recipes and engaging creative content...
Robert Downey Jr.'s FootPrint Coalition Ventures Joins Motif FoodWorks
Motif FoodWorks, the Boston-based food technology company making plant-based food better tasting and more nutritious, today announced an investment by Robert Downey Jr.'s FootPrint Coalition Ventures. Along with the investment, the companies will partner on the development of new-to-the-world plant-based food forms.
Separately, Motif also unveiled an expanded product portfolio—in addition to its food technologies—for foodservice providers, distributors, and retailers with private labels. The new products include finished alternative beef, pork and chicken formats that feature its breakthrough food-technologies...
DJ Khaled’s Another Wing Drops Plant-based LikeWings with Miami Wing Dispensary on April 20
Today DJ Khaled’s Another Wing unveils LikeWings, new plant-based additions to its U.S. menu in partnership with LikeMeat, a LIVEKINDLY Collective brand. This unique collaboration marks LikeMeat’s first ghost kitchen partnership, and LikeWings are available for order starting today through the Another Wing storefront on UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates in the U.S.
LikeMeat’s juicy and delicious plant-based LikeWings come smothered in Another Wing’s signature flavors including: You Loyal! Lemon Pepper, Honey! Honey! Hot Honey Sriracha and They Don’t Want You To Win...
Fan-Favorite Mexican Pizza Makes Historic Return to Taco Bell® this May
While rumors of the Mexican Pizza's return have been swirling for months, it hasn't been publicly confirmed, until now. From petitions, to memorials, to merch, the Taco Bell cult has (rightfully) been all but silent about its menu hiatus. Doja Cat, the voice of the Taco Bell people, was one of the first to confirm the news this past weekend, when she literally dropped the mic with the HOT news of the Mexican Pizza's return this May.
But, Doja wasn't the only fan who played...
Wendy's Introduces Deals for NCAA March Madness with Assist from Reggie Miller
WHAT: Wendy's® is back, baby. As the Official Breakfast of March Madness® and Official Hamburger of March Madness, Wendy's is stepping up deals to fuel fans nationwide all month long.
Introducing your Wendy's starting lineup for the 2022 NCAA® March Madness Tournament:
At Shooting Guard: Five-Time All-Star NBA Player, and Wendy's Superfan, Reggie Miller- For the third straight year, Wendy's is teaming up with someone who knows a thing or two about being the best in the game, NBA legend, Reggie Miller...
Hard Rock Cafe Launches Its Newest Burger Inspired Brand Ambassador Lionel Messi
Hard Rock Cafe announces the global launch of its brand-new menu item – the Messi Burger – as the latest innovation in Hard Rock International's "LIVE GREATNESS" campaign in partnership with global soccer legend Lionel Messi. Starting today, this culinary delight, crafted by Messi himself, is now available for fans to order at Hard Rock Cafe locations worldwide.
As part of Hard Rock International's ongoing partnership with Lionel Messi, Hard Rock Cafe is proud to introduce a namesake burger inspired by the soccer legend himself, paying tribute to Messi's...
Taco Bell® Joins Forces With Doja Cat to Redefine Live Más
Since getting into the QSR game 60 years ago, Taco Bell has been in a relentless pursuit to Live Más. From founder Glen Bell bringing tacos to a burger world in 1962, to our first-ever taco subscription service which launched earlier this year, the brand always does things differently. Now, Taco Bell is ushering in a new era in a return to the Big Game with an unexpected campaign that aims to surprise and delight fans both on and off the field.
The milestone brand moment...
Hard Rock Cafe Launches Pilot Program for New Burger in Partnership with Lionel Messi
Hard Rock Cafe announces the launch of the pilot program for the brand-new Messi Burger, the latest innovation in Hard Rock International's "LIVE GREATNESS" campaign in partnership with Lionel Messi. Starting today, the burger will be exclusively available at the Hard Rock Cafe Miami, FL and Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, FL before its global release on March 1.
A tribute to the soccer sensation's ideal burger components, the Messi Burger consists of ten flavorful ingredients for a game-changing take on Hard Rock's...
White Castle Teams Up with Hip-Hop Star Fat Joe to Introduce the New Spicy Joe Slider
White Castle will usher in the month of "Joenuary" by bringing back Cravers' favorite comfort food — the Sloppy Joe Slider and the Smoky Joe Slider — along with two new items: the Spicy Joe Slider and Sloppy Fries.
White Castle is teaming up with Grammy-nominated hip-hop star and self-professed Slider lover Fat Joe to introduce the Spicy Joe Slider and Sloppy Fries and to celebrate Joenuary as a month dedicated to all things Joe. Fat Joe and White Castle have all...
NIMBUS Inc. Facilitates Year-Long Partnership Between Kentucky Fried Chicken® and Jack Harlow
NIMBUS, a nationally recognized, strategic multicultural marketing agency headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky has brought forward one of the largest partnerships just in time for 2022, KFC x Jack Harlow. The year-long partnership between two of Kentucky's largest conglomerates is set to bring about a younger, more diverse consumer to the KFC brand while leaning into menu innovation and providing a plethora of experiences for Jack's fans across the country.
While the vision of the creative framework and talent acquisition was brought to life by...
'Tis the Season: Taco Bell® Turns Up the Heat on Brand Values in New Year
Everything Taco Bell has done since we first opened our doors 60 years ago has been for our people: our fans, our Team Members and our franchisees. We are lucky that dedication has been reciprocated. You might say we are kind of in love. The bond is strong and can only be found at Taco Bell.
While that love can be cheesy — and a little spicy at times — it is grounded in commitment. Many commitments, in fact. Commitments to do better by our...
Sysco Relaunches Foodie Magazine
Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today that its Foodie magazine has been relaunched with a new look and feel to create a more engaging experience for foodservice operators. The newly designed magazine can be found online as part of Sysco’s Foodie Solutions platform, providing helpful resources, ideas and information to support customers’ success.
Foodservice operators can look forward to reading about the following tips and trends in the newest Foodie edition include:
- Digital Solutions and Services: Find out how Sysco has teamed up with Google to help customers optimize their...
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